PG-13  |  1 hour 22 minutes • Archived

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Angelika New York: Q&As Thursday 5/30, Friday 5/31 and Saturday 6/1 following the 8:30pm shows with director Andrew Slater along with a musical performance by Jakob Dylan, Jade Castrinos and special guests playing songs from The Beach Boys, The Byrds, The Mamas and The Papas and Buffalo Springfield; 

Q&A Sunday 6/2 following the 8:30pm show with Jakob Dylan and director Andrew Slater


ECHO IN THE CANYON celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. It was a moment (1965 to 1967) when bands came to LA to emulate The Beatles and Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music.

Featuring Jakob Dylan, the film explores the Laurel Canyon scene via never-before-heard personal details behind the bands and their songs and how that music continues to inspire today. Echo in the Canyon contains candid conversations and performances with Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys), Michelle Phillips (Mamas & the Papas), Stephen Stills (Buffalo Springfield), David Crosby (The Byrds), Roger McGuinn (The Byrds) their contemporaries Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Graham Nash and slightly younger followers Jackson Browne and Tom Petty (in his last film interview) as well as contemporary musicians influenced by their music such as Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power, Regina Spektor and Norah Jones.

Directed By

Andrew Slater

Written By

Eric Barrett, Andrew Slater


Ringo Starr, Michelle Phillips, Jackson Browne, Lou Adler, Norah Jones

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